Wheels For The World

You Send the Message of Christ with Every Wheelchair

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 28, 2016
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Seraphina in her new wheelchair from Wheels for the WorldWhen you send a Bible and a wheelchair overseas to a child with a disability, the spiritual impact is life-changing for every member of the family! Recently, Seraphina brought her daughter Monica to receive a wheelchair at our Wheels for the World distribution. Feeling hopeless and exhausted, Seraphina knew she could never afford a wheelchair for her daughter. Their poverty was too great the owning a wheelchair seemed like an impossible dream. That afternoon, she watched as our team of physical therapists and mechanics tenderly and perfectly fit Monica to her very own pediatric wheelchair. The Gospel was shared by a local pastor and both mother and daughter eagerly prayed to receive Christ into their lives. “God has done great things for us; he has made us new today,” said Seraphina. “He used my child’s disability to bring us to Jesus.” Your gifts and prayer made it possible for one girl’s disability, one wheelchair and the Gospel to bring...

God Uses Your Faith to Bring a Family to Jesus

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 19, 2016
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Maydalis and her family in CubaEach time you step out in faith, God uses your obedience and prayers to transform lives, like 7-year-old Maydalis from Cuba. She was born with a disability and is unable to walk. Her parents Yolanda and Anastasio take care of her every need but they don’t have enough money to buy a wheelchair for her. They’re just too expensive and can sometimes cost up to a year’s salary! Maydalis and her parents came to our Wheels for the World outreach, and that day, your faithful prayers yielded fruit. They were shown love and care as our Wheels team brought a brand new pediatric wheelchair for Maydalis. Her parents could scarcely believe what they were seeing. Questions filled their minds… who would love someone they never met? Who would come so far, across barriers and boundaries to give this wheelchair to a poor family like theirs? Their...

When You Change a Child's Life with God's Love, You Change the World!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 28, 2015
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Patricia getting fitted for her wheelchairPatricia sitting in her new wheelchair
In a developing nation, how does a little child with a disability come to know Jesus? How does she press past isolation and poverty? It happens when you send a wheelchair and a Bible … life-changing gifts that open the door for sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Let us show you step-by-step how it happens at a Wheels for the World distribution. Meet 10-year-old Patricia, who lives with her mother in Ghana, West Africa…

Maria in Tanzania

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 14, 2015
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Lisa and MariaCan you imagine lying on a blanket all day, or being carried about on a wooden chair or in a sack? It’s the way many people with disabilities live in developing nations. And it’s why I am so glad that executive assistant, Lisa (pictured here), took on a Wheels for the World...

Win the Contest!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 7, 2015
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Live It Out ContestAre you looking for a fun way to give a priceless gift this Christmas? Join our Live It Out Contest and help provide wheelchairs! Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce, and thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. But with the simple act of starting a Live It Out campaign, you can change the lives of children and adults with disabilities all over the world... and have the chance to win one of our top 3 prizes! To enter the Live It Out Contest, follow these easy steps...

Thank You for Restoring God's Hope and Joy Worldwide!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 3, 2015
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  • Family Retreats, Wheels For The World

A mother in Ghana receiving a wheelchair from Wheels for the WorldA young boy with disability having fun at Joni and Friends Family Retreat
Because of your love and faithful support in 2015, many more children with disabilities and their families experienced practical help and the love and hope of Christ through Wheels for the World and Family Retreats. Thank you! You made it possible for a family in Ghana to receive a wheelchair, a Bible in their own language, and to hear the message of Jesus’ love through Wheels for the World. And the...

WLBF Wheelchair Drive

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 20, 2015
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Wheelchair DriveHundreds of Christian radio stations in the US air the "Joni and Friends" radio program, but only a few roll up their sleeves and get involved with our programs. Well, my good friends at WLBF are holding their annual wheelchair drive in Montgomery, Alabama. It ends tomorrow, Nov. 21, so if you live in the area and have...

Warden Burl Cain

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 18, 2015
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The Prison that Set Me FreeAt the 2015 Global Leadership Summit, the story of Warden Burl Cain of Angola Prison, LA, was featured as a powerful example of godly leadership. Warden Cain brought our Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World program into...

Give The Perfect Gift and Change a Life!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 16, 2015
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Pedro in his new wheelchairJoy to the World – the Lord is come! This is so much more than a Christmas carol. It can be the joyful song of every disabled child who receives a wheelchair wrapped with the love of Jesus this Christmas! There’s no better gift than God’s love. And for a disabled person, no gift shows God’s love better than a wheelchair. This Christmas, you can send that perfect gift. And change a life. When Pedro was born deaf and with cerebral palsy, his mother, Yusimy, knew life would never be the same for their family. As a single mother living in Cuba, the stigma and the shame of having a son with a disability weighed down hard on her. She waited and prayed for the impossible…a wheelchair for her son. “We were so happy to hear the news about Joni and Friends because we had been told it was impossible to receive a wheelchair for Pedro’s size and needs!” said Yusimy. It was more than...

LIVE IT OUT - Start Your Own Campaign!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 5, 2015
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Live It Out Campaign: Ebenezer receiving his first wheelchair!If you could change the life of a disabled child who is isolated and overlooked, would you do it? In James 1:22, we are called to be more than hearers of the Word, we’re called to be doers, and to live out our faith through actions. Together, we're living it out by reaching people who have been excluded from life in the outside world, simply because they don’t have a wheelchair to move around. With our new #LiveItOut Campaign, we’re giving the priceless gift of mobility to even more people in need… we’ve set a goal to fund 10,000 wheelchairs by the end of 2015! And we want you join us! You can live out your faith by starting YOUR OWN campaign to send wheelchairs to people like Ebenezer. With this simple act, you can change the lives of children and adults with disabilities all over the world! It’s easy. Step 1: Start your own fundraising page to help...

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